This BostonTalks Happy Hour will improve your summer with road trip destination inspiration. Vermont’s Shelburne Museum curator, Kory Rogers (@shelburnemuseum), speaks about his work at the museum and encourages you to get on the road to the Green Mountain State to see everything for yourself. Amy Traverso (@amytraverso), Yankee Magazine food editor and co-host of WGBH’s Weekends with Yankee, shares her experience on a quest to find the best lobster roll in Maine. Western Mass freelance writer and beer aficionado, Kevin Koczwara (@kkoczwara), discusses how he created a career writing about beer, and where you can visit the best breweries. Tom Weyman (@ColumbusTheatre), Providence, Rhode Island’s Columbus Theatre Director of Programming, talks about the history of the theatre and gives us another possibility for a fun summer road trip destination. Boston Globe travel writer, Christopher Muther (@Chris_Muther), talks about the ups and downs of being a travel writer and some of the best places to visit.
BIO: Edgar B. Herwick, III
Edgar Herwick is the guy behind WGBH’s Curiosity Desk, where the quest is to dig a little deeper into (and sometimes look a little askew at) topics in the news, and search for answers to questions posed by the world around us. His features can be seen on WGBH’s Greater Boston and heard on 89.7 WGBH’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He also appears regularly with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio. Follow him on Twitter @ebherwick3.
BIO: Christopher Muther
Christopher Muther is the travel writer for the Boston Globe. He caught the travel bug as a child while hatching a plan to escape from his hometown. Over the past three years, his beat at the Globe has brought him to Asia, South America, Central America, Europe, Australia, and Ohio wine country. Previous to writing about travel he held the world’s record as the country’s least stylish style writer. His column appears Sundays in the travel section of the Boston Globe and online. When he’s not on the road, he lives in Boston with his husband and their cat, Mrs. Dusty Davenport.
BIO: Amy Traverso
Amy Traverso is the senior food editor for Yankee magazine and its new travel and lifestyle series, Weekends With Yankee, produced in partnership with WGBH. Previously, she served as food editor at Boston magazine and an associate food editor at Sunset magazine. She is the author of The “Apple Lover’s Cookbook”, which was a finalist for the Julia Child Award for best first-time author and won an IACP Cookbook Award in the “American” category.
BIO: Kory Rogers
Curator Kory Rogers received his B.A. in Art History from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and his M.F.A. in Decorative Arts History from the Smithsonian Associates/Parsons School of Design Master’s Program in the History of American Decorative Arts in 2003. He started at Shelburne Museum as an intern in 2004 and has worked his way up to his current position as curator. During his tenure at the Museum, Kory has organized over 20 exhibitions ranging from motorcycles to, most recently, decoys.